Sunday, March 12, 2017

See you tomorrow

It doesn't matter if school is cancelled or not.  Make it over for one last practice at the VFW.

We will ski (hopefully) from 3:45 to 4:45, then eat some hot dogs.  You can bring something to share, if you like, but not required.

I have some extra skis and poles from the last practice.  I will bring those along.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

One last Hurrah?!?

Let's have one last practice on Monday!  We're supposed to get 4-6" Sunday night.  The timing will make it tricky to groom, and you can expect soft conditions for practice.  We will probably only get enough to groom the upper fields.

I will make a fire and bring hot dogs for everyone.

If we don't get enough snow we can play kickball, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, etc.

Keep your fingers crossed and check back later for any more details.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Close, but no cigar

I'm sorry, but we didn't get enough snow to hold practice on Monday.
Keep your fingers crossed that we get a good dump in March.  If it snows; we'll groom.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

No relief in sight

... to this nasty weather.

The VFW is toast.  We will have to put practices 'on hold' until we get some snow.

If you happen to have a pile of snow on your land, and want to host a practice, let me know.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Forget to pick up your skis?

Some of us did (forget).  Pete is out of town, but we're trying to make arrangements for me to pick up the rest and bring them to practice on Monday.

I think there will be enough snow left for practice on Monday.  It doesn't look good after that.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Great skating, but please respect the trail this weekend

Pete is grinding away on the skis, getting them ready for skating.  He hopes to have them ready for you on Friday, but please call ahead of time.  (Bluedog 637-6993)

Warm weather means soft snow this weekend.  We don't groom when the snow is too warm and wet, since it collapses and leaves nothing but water-filled ruts.  Similarly, you should try not to ski on the groomed trails when you are leaving deep ruts.  The aftermath is often impossible to repair once it re-freezes and we can get out and groom again.  Try to get out first thing in the morning this weekend, and check to see if you are causing damage.

photo by Snowflake alumni Chris Jackson

The Back 9 is in absolute top shape for skating right now.  I did not try to renovate the tracks, so they are thin, wobbly and icy.  Please stay off the skate deck when it warms up and you leave deep ruts.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Warm Monday, then ???

We had nice conditions last week, and it looks good for Monday again.  Then a messy mix on Tuesday.  Hopefully we get some snow out of it.

This will be the last classical practice for Dan/GG's group.  Also, some of Thom/Dominic's group may switch to skating after Monday.  Coaches will make an announcement at the beginning of practice.  If you are switching, you should put your skis and poles in Dan's car after practice.  I will take the gear to Bluedog.  You will need to stop in there during the week and pick up shorter skis (waxed for skating) and longer poles.

Conditions are really good on the Back 9 right now - freshly groomed on Friday.  Get out and enjoy it.